What could be stronger than the odor of garlic you ask? How about its incredible healing powers!
Sure you can create a flavorful pasta sauce with the help of garlic (and the roasty toasty garlic bread to go with it), but that’s only the very beginning of the capabilities of this power-packed plant.
Garlic is one of the healthiest foods. It is extremely high in nutrients, and boasts countless medicinal properties. It contains antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural remedy for a variety of conditions. According to WebMD, garlic is often used in the prevention and treatment of heart and blood related issues, various cancers, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, diarrhea, high blood pressure, yeast infections, the flu, bug bites, the common cold, earaches, skin conditions, coughs, headaches, joint pain, hemorrhoids, asthma – the list goes on and on.
It’s been said that while the Egyptians worked to construct the ancient pyramids – they chewed on cloves of garlic! This brilliant group of people (smart and innovative enough to build the pyramids without the technologies that exist today) – were aware of the powerful health benefits of this unassuming herb. Now THAT’S a true and convincing testimony!
Consuming fresh, crushed garlic is the best way to ensure that the maximum level of health benefits are received – as cooking the garlic destroys these benefits.
However, there’s an additional (and unusual) way of using garlic… which does not involve eating it! Many people find that placing a clove of garlic under their pillow not only provides a deeper, better night’s sleep – but it also clears the area of negative energy. Try walking around with a clove in your pocket (as many others have before you) to not only ward off vampires, but to also cleanse the energy surrounding you! Got negative energy? Think garlic!